Wildcats and Gophers Play Scoreless Tie!

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Wildcats and Gophers ay Scoreless Tie! BY HOBERT CROMIE (Picture an page 5) IChicifo Tribune Press Strvlcfl Minneapolis, Oct. 13 There is a time-worn bromide in which we never have taken much stock, "A team that won't be beaten, can't be .beaten." North western's Wildcats made believers of us this curious afternoon. The underdog Wildcats, making their Big Ten debut under Coach Ara Parseghian. fought for a full 60 minutes in a contest that began under sunny sKies and in 80 aegree temperature and ended in a driving rainstorm. Like N. U. of Old The result was a scoreless ! tie with the proud Minnesota Gophers, who went into the contest 15 point favorites. As a stunned and unbelieving throng of 62,468 watched in Memorial stadium, the Wildcats, scrapping like Northwestern teams of old, were outgained 271 yards to 142, made only seven first downs to 15 for the Gophers, but took advantage of every break that presented itself. The 'Cats, whose aerial attack had been worse than futile in t w o previous games three completions and three interceptions in '22 attempts risked only one pass all afternoon a successful 16 yard toss from Dale Pienta tG Bob wIcKeiver in the first quarter. But they short circuited two Minnesota passes in the fourth period, both deep in their own territory and the second one to gain possession of the ball tor the last :32 seconds oi the contest. Luck Leaves Them Even when a fine bit of de- fensive play in the fourth period went astray, the Wildcats refused to let down, altho a weary team which had held its collective finger in the dike all afternoon so to sneak- might well have been excused for quitting in the belief that lady luck finally had turned ner oack. The play in question was a third down pass by Bobby Cox to Bob Schmidt with 4 minutes and 32 seconds left. Minne sota was on its own 44 yard line at the time with 13 yards to go, and an incompleted toss would have forced a punt. But -.vumer, Howler dashed in to attempt an interception, bat ted the ball into the air, and Schmidt caught it for a 23 yard gain to the Wildcats' 33. Revives the Gophers This stroke of fortune seemed to revive the Gophers. Cox streaked around his own right end for 11 yards, and Norm Anderson made 4 'thru the middle to the 18, Cox then fell back to pass, and Cliff Peart, who four plays earlier had dumped Dick Larson for a 7 yard loss, crashed thru to wrap both arms around Cox, preventing any attempt to unloose the ball, and dropped him on the 27. Two more passes were batted down by the battling Wildcats, and they took over on their own 27 with 2:49 left. ! The Wildcats also recovered j every fumble during the game,! one of their own and tnree by Continued on page Zs coL 31 Double Shutout NOItTirR'TERJi 01 Ml? Ben ,Npo!ikl L. E . . . Al Wnhrkh L.T.... John Lohbar ...L.G.. .1 Ted Rimer C Al Viola n.G. . . H'ESOIA 01 Tom Jul ..Frart Youi Cliff Peart.. Dale Flenta. Dob McKrlvt -Qi C... . .L. II... , .It. II. .. Subs tilu lions No -jffj tickles, t V'llllamj. Eldridjte; Be f (Tec M. J. Delane Umpire John Id still. Hd ack Judie Itob- Wilson. Field Judre II linesman Gtore Spehn. Wolverines Tear Army Apart, 48-14 BY DAVID CONDON (Picture on pagu 5 Chlcaeo Trlhune Press HeririreJ Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 13 Michigan fired a seven touch- sunny October afternoon to stagger the Cadets under a 48 to 14 whipping. New YorK papers please copy. Seven Wolverines, four of them sophomores, divided the touchdown assignments. Four tumbles by the harried Cadets set up as many Michigan scores, and the alert Wolverines capitalized on a poor Army punt for a fifth. Sophomore John Herrnstein, the overtime laborer in Michigan's back field, raced 76 yards for a third period marker. The Wolverines built up to senior Terry Barr's 3 yard second quarter plunge for the other touchdown by marching 66 yards after containing Army's only serious threat. All Except 3 Play Army never gave up. Fortunately for the visitors from the east, Michigan did, other wise tne margin might have been greater than the Cadets' 48 to 0 rout by Pennsylvania n iaiu, the blackest moment on page 7, col. 2lment of COLLEGE XESTERDAY'5 RESULTS MIDWEST Ohio State, 26; Illinois, ?. Nor times tern, o rMlnncsota, 0 Iowa, 13 j Wisconsin, 7. -Michigan State, 53; Indiana, S. Purdue, 38; Notre Dame, 14, Mlchiean, 48; Armj, 14. Boston college, 26; Marquette," Kansas State, 10; Nebraska, 7. Kansas, 25; Iowa State, 14. Missouri, iZ; North Dakota Stati Oklahoma A. & M., 14; Tulsa, 1 Miami OJ, 21; Marshall, 14. Xavlcr O., 34; Cincinnati, 14. Bradley, 26; Northern Illinois. MiUlkin, 30; Augustana 111., Carroll Wis., 34; Elmhurst, 0 Iliinols Wesleran, 34; N. Cent', 13. Western Michigan, 26; Toledo, 15. Illinois Normal, 22; East. Mich., J. Deloit, 3; DePauw, 0. Butler, 28; Ball State, 12. Wfccaton, 41; Lake Forest, 13. Heidelberg, 21; Wabash, 20. Aucastana S.D., 13; Iowa Teach-rs,' 6. Central Michigan, 40; Western Illi. ols, 20. Ohio Westeyan, 33; Akron, 27. Wajne Micb.J, 19; Kalamazoo, 7. Southern Illinois, 33; E, Illinois, 0. Kent State, 32; Ohio U., 13. Wooster, 19; Demison, 7. Carthage, 45; Chlcaeo mini, 0. Knox, 33; Monmouth, 7. Cornell, 33; St. Olaf, IS. ILoras, 29; Luther, li. Carleton, 3D; Cot, 8. fc sum be foot 85 C, Force

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  2. 14 Oct 1956, Sun,
  3. Page 49

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